Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1605668036
  • ISBN-13: 9781605668031
  • DDC: 658.4
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 539 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Communities of practice have become increasingly influential within management literature and practice since being identified as an important mechanism through which individual, organizational, and social knowledge is held, transferred, and created. The Handbook of Research on Communities of Practice for Organizational Management and Networking: Methodologies for Competitive Advantage provides a sound understanding of the managerial implications of communities of practice as well as their opportunities and limits for knowledge management. A defining body of research, this collection of international findings fosters innovation within management and assists organizations in the improvement of performance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Conceptualising.
2: A Communities of Practice Approach to Management Knowledge Dissemination.
3: Sharing Knowledge through Communities of Practice.
4: Communities of Practice as Work Teams to Knowledge Management.
5: Ba and Communities of Practice in Research and Strategic Communities as a Way Forward.
6: Unraveling Power Dynamics in Communities of Practice.
7: Conceptual Foundations of Communities of Practice as Organizational Structures.
8: Contextualising.
9: Samson and Delilah as a Discourse of Communities of Practice.
10: Communities of Practice: Context Factors that Influence their Development.
11: Knowledge Creation, Ba and CoP: The Experience at IADE–UAM.
12: Community and Advantage in the Effects Industry.
13: Performance and Innovation.
14: People–Focused Knowledge Sharing Initiatives in Medium–High and High Technology Companies: Organizational Facilitating Conditions and Impact on Innovation and Business Competitiveness.
15: Communities of Practice Based Business Performance Evaluation.
16: Management Fads, Communities of Practice and Innovation.
17: Triple Helix Organisations, Communities of Practice and Time.
18: Cross–Organization Virtual CoP: A Field Study in an Information–Based Industry.
19: Future Tools for Sharing Knowledge: Virtual Communities in the Web 3D.
20: Knowledge Intensive Organizations.
21: The Roles of Peripheral Participants and Brokers: Within and Beyond Communities of Practices.
22: CoPs & Organizational Identity: Five Case Studies of NTBFs.
23: Within– and Between– CoP Knowledge Sharing in Knowledge–Intensive Firms.
24: Knowledge Sharing Within and Between Communities of Practice in a Knowledge Intensive Organization.
25: Sharing and Experiencing.
26: Creativity in Action: Creative Multimedia SMEs in Manchester.
27: A CoP for Research Activities in Universities.
28: Communities of Practice in Public Administration: The Case of Catalonia's Government.
29: Growing the eLIDA CAMEL Community of Practice Case Study.
30: Evaluating CoPs in Cancer Surgery.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.